Warriors

Kerr wants Warriors to play 'fast, loose and disciplined'

Warriors

When the Warriors are rolling, they make winning look so effortless. 

Throughout coach Steve Kerr's tenure with the team, Golden State has consistently been one of the best teams in the NBA. Their style of play and the culture embedded within the locker room has made them the blueprint for a successful, modern-day basketball team. 

Kerr joined comedian Jon Stewart's podcast "The Problem With Jon Stewart," where he discussed (among many things) his coaching philosophy and the unique brand of basketball he wants his team playing. 

"It's a game of momentum," Kerr said. "You're constantly trying to make good decisions based on the skills you practice every day. But you also don't want to impede the guys, you don't want them overthinking. There's this gray area. We call it 'fast, loose and disciplined' and that's a contradiction 'loose' and 'disciplined,' but that's the balance we're looking for."

As Kerr mentions, playing loose and playing disciplined oftentimes contradicts itself. The most disciplined teams in all of sports are oftentimes buttoned-up, serious, strictly business. 

The Warriors are not that. 

Golden State has personality, swagger and it's clear that when things are going well, they have a lot of fun. At the end of the day, they're still kids at heart, playing a kids game while simultaneously being one of the most disciplined teams in the league. 

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It's an unlikely combination, but it works for Kerr and the Warriors. 

 

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